Peterborough

Ben Haubrich of Francestown stands atop Rose Mountain in Lyndeborough, admiring the view (Photo courtesy Emily Hague)

Lyndeborough: Funds raised to purchase Rose Mountain

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thrills may be found on Blueberry Hill, but the blueberries are found on Rose Mountain. Rose Mountain is named for Abram Rose, and was once used to support sheep flocks, and later was the site of dozens of commercial blueberries bushes. The berries were shipped to Boston to be sold in the early 1900s, right up until the 1950s. Many … 0

Pipeline: Feeling the ripple effect

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Even though Cathy Lanigan doesn’t live in a town that will be traversed by Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project, she defiantly displays several “Stop the Pipeline” signs on her lawn on Concord Street. “If I don’t want it in my backyard, why somebody else’s?” she said, citing concerns about the pipeline’s … 0

Mason: ZBA again denies rehearing for Marty’s

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Zoning Board of Adjustment has now twice denied a request for a rehearing from Marty’s Driving Range. Marty’s, co-owned by Martin Ruggiero and his daughter Nicole Ruggiero, both of Mason, applied for a variance last month to hold twice-weekly outdoor concerts at the business, which includes a driving range, a restaurant, an outdoor bar, an ice cream stand and batting cages. The … 0

Editorial: Pipeline is a state, regional issue

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

While information about the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline continues to inundate us, wading through the rhetoric is an unending battle. Perhaps it’s no surprise then that many of the towns that neighbor those that would be part of the route have held back on joining one side … 0

Letter: Thank you for the smooth ride

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

To the editor: First of all, I would like to thank John and Joshua of the Peterborough Fire and Rescue Ambulance Service for making my unexpected trip from Monadnock Community Hospital to Catholic Medical Center so pleasant. As Joshua and I conversed back and forth to make the … 0

Letter: Wake up, Francestown!

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor Wake Up Francestown! What has happened to civil discourse? What has happened to respect? Why are we experiencing enormous hostility and divisiveness? In March of 2014 and again in March of 2015, residents of Francestown expressed their positions very clearly through their overwhelming votes. Yet … 0

Letters: Please keep my tax cut

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the Editor: Our Republican-led Legislature has proposed a budget that includes tax cuts for my business. I should be thrilled with this. I am not. Don’t get me wrong. Any business owner, including me, welcomes tax breaks or other cost reductions that let us expand our business … 0

Viewpoint: My latest trip and words that have meaning

Monday, June 29, 2015

They say travel broadens the mind, and no doubt they’re right. I’ll tell you something else. It wrecks the body. We spent much of June in Japan. I learned a lot about the culture but hardly anything about the language except that they apparently have three alphabets and … 0

Moments of Bliss: ‘Did you know, I once had a dragon I loved?’

Monday, June 29, 2015

On a sunny day sirens used to call, but I grew to enjoy cloudy days more. Especially those that bring winter’s snow and summer’s rain. On cloudy days I feel kindred Scottishness. As with all kin, we have … 0

Letter: Pipeline plan impacts us all

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

To the editor: Do you live in a town that will not be hosting the Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline project and think it won’t affect you? Think again! Kinder Morgan, a multi-billion dollar company, has petitioned to impose tariffs on electricity bills to finance its project. The fourth … 0

Hancock: Local man leads super-PAC backing Ayotte

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Hancock man is taking the lead to help U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) win re-election in 2016, possibly against Gov. Maggie Hassan. David Carney is the chief consultant for Commitment Kept N.H., a project of Ending Spending Action Fund, the conservative super-PAC. The project launched Wednesday, over … 0

Peterborough/Hancock: Morgan’s Way says goodbye

Monday, June 29, 2015

When 53-year-old Jane Cartmell decided on a whim to open her first retail store ever in downtown Peterborough, outfitting it with women’s clothing from across the world, learning the industry and decorating the window display weren’t difficult for … 0

Peterborough: Can a shelter have a soul, and is a house different from a home?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Many say modern design is losing the qualities of what makes a house a home. How can we recapture the old feelings of comfort and family? Can shelters have a soul? There’s no readily available answer, explained Howard … 0